Archive | June, 2014

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No. 148: To Succeed, NEVER Let Worry Dominate Your Thoughts

30 June 2014

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On Monday 29th October 2001 at 2.00am in the morning, armed robbers “visited” the house where I was living with my family on Ikpoba Hill in Benin City. These guys numbered about five and ALL carried sawed-off shotguns! They didn’t call out for us to come and open the gates – they simply blew the […]

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To Succeed, Let Your Reputation Precede and Speak for You

28 June 2014

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Today, I delivered a one hour talk to members of the media unit of (name removed for privacy) Foundation, in Ota, Ogun State Nigeria. It was a small group. But no speaking event is EVER small. As such, I prepared for it like I was going to speak to members of a CEOs club. It […]

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Help Your Child to NEVER “Need” a Job

27 June 2014

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I am now fully convinced that conventional schooling involves a subtle but severe form of brainwashing. And that’s why otherwise intelligent people who have undergone it sometimes display a baffling tendency to act like mindless robots! And they do so, despite seeing it failing, more often that it succeeds, in today’s world! I know of […]

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CEO Ineptitude Will Stunt Any Company’s Growth (9 Signs to Look Out For!)

26 June 2014

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Since 2002, I have carefully compared my experiences as an entrepreneur, with my time in paid employment. Especially with regard to the most frequent cause of failure, amongst senior managers and CEOs of small/medium businesses I interacted with on both sides. I was shocked to discover that INEPTITUDE – on the part of these top […]

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How To Make Yourself IMMUNE To FRUSTRATION!

25 June 2014

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On Saturday (28th June 2014), I’ll be delivering a paid 1 hour talk to members of the Media Unit of an NGO in Ogun state, on the invitation of the CEO, who I met with yesterday, here in Lagos. Attendees will hear stories of exciting successes I recorded via diligent application of ideas I describe […]

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Should You Sell 3rd Party Adverts Or Your Own Content?

24 June 2014

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Short answer: It depends. But in this article, I challenge Nigerians/Africans to do LESS copying and MORE creating of original content online, for use by others. For years, I’ve sold my own creative digital content to buyers in and out of Africa. (E.g my Ration Formulator, Poultry Farm Manager, Payslip Generator, and PDF Information products […]

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No. 147: Some Startup CEOs Fail to Do the Easiest Self-Preparation Needed (How to Help Them)

23 June 2014

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Over a decade of delivering Best Practice Solutions to Farm Businesses, has revealed one interesting fact to me: Many who own farm businesses in Nigeria, do NOT have formal training in agriculture. Yet, Despite Lacking Training in Agriculture, They Succeed! SCROLL DOWN TO READ FULL ISSUE Publication: Weekly Public Speaking IDEAS Newsletter Date: Monday 23rd June 2014 […]

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The Secret to Finding the Right Vocation to Guarantee Your Success

21 June 2014

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It was on Sunday 6th July 1997 (my 27th birthday) that this photo was taken, with Nkechi (my wife), using my Olympus Stylus Camera’s timer. She was 22 at the time. It was our VERY first photo together. And it’s the one I LOVE the most! Tomorrow (Sunday 22nd June 2014) she turns 39. I […]

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Conversation With a Prospect Seeking a Feasibility Study for a Startup Poultry Farm and Feed Mill

20 June 2014

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Based on this blog’s schedule, I publish “Parenting” articles today, Friday. However on Tuesday, I published a “part-Parenting” article with a message on Entrepreneurship (Tuesday’s topic). So, to even things out, I now feature my email conversation with a Canada based Nigerian, who wanted a “feasibility study/business plan” for “a startup poultry farm and feed […]

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To Succeed, Develop Spreadsheet Software for Co-workers (Conversation With a Multinational Employee About My Practical MS Excel-Visual Basic Coaching Service)

19 June 2014

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This article features excerpts from an online chat session I recently had with a friend who works for a multinational, about learning to build Custom MS Excel-Visual Basic Spreadsheet Apps at work. It’s a skill you can QUIETLY acquire, and use to attract career advancement opportunities of all kinds! I KNOW, Because I’ve Done It […]

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